Gabi's Woodworking School Tuition


Hi there! I like to make stuff. Useful things & decorative things. Food, music, living spaces, mobile applications & furniture, among others. My latest passion is woodworking. I created a makeshift shop in my garage where I've been making tables, benches & cutting boards. Recently, I realized I want to gain the kind of woodworking skills that are difficult to attain without the help & guidance of a master. Through the recommendation of a friend,  I signed up for a 12 week intensive on woodworking fundamentals at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking in Washington state. It begins January 12th, costs $4,700 & focuses primarily on pre-industrial woodworking techniques (using hand tools as opposed to power tools).

I'm all signed up and now I have to figure out how to pay for it. I have no savings, just a small income from an app project which will be enough to pay for food & lodging and a small part of the tutition.  In order to pay the full tuition I need an additional $3,200.

I'm reaching out to my community for donations to make this a reality for me. Your help could send me to woodworking school & propel my skillset to a whole new level.

Thank you for your support!

Please read on for donation perks as well as photos of my work.


If you donate $25 or more you will get a big bear hug from me (if you live in santa barbara)

If you donate $100 or more I will make you a custom cutting board like this one when I return (only 8 available)

If you donate $300 or more I will make you a cutting board along with 4 smaller cutting board style plates when I return (5 available)

If you donate $1000 or more I will make you a table/desk at your desired dimensions using salvaged wood (1 available)


This is my desk which I made with the help of a friend using salvaged 2x4s and gas pipe for the legs. I also made the bookshelf to the right.

Light fixture in my kitchen using an old & weathered 2x4 & some retro "Edison" bulbs

Bench using salvaged wood & pipe legs

This is a smaller version of my desk which I designed for my friend Maile

This is a huge sign I was commissioned to make for a local massage school about six
years ago. Carved entirely by hand.

An Om carved in walnut for my dad's birthday.

Roof structure for my cob house on my family's property in Argentina.

Cutting board made with the ends of scrap 2x4s which I made for my sister.

Click here for more photos of my work.
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Gabi Vicente 
Santa Barbara, CA
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